Wednesday, November 01, 2017

#Writing Wednesday - A How To Trust Your Human Teaser - #KidLit #Pets

Losing a sibling is hard. Losing three of them is even harder. Repairing a broken bond of trust is harder still.

Believe me: I know!

Not only is losing someone you care about a very painful experience, but it makes you think all kinds of horrible things, especially when you lose three someones at once. You wonder exactly what happened to them, and start to worry whether you’ll be next. It makes you nervous, and it makes you suspect everyone, including the human caretakers who have shown you nothing but kindness since you came to live with them when you were just a very small pup. In fact, especially them!

I found myself in such a situation recently, and wanted to share my story with you.

But, before I continue with my story, perhaps I should introduce myself.

My name is Buddy, and I’m a brown degu.

Just in case you don’t know – and don’t feel bad if you don’t, because a lot of people don’t seem to - a degu is a type of rodent. We look a bit like rats with kind of furry tails, but are actually more closely related to guinea pigs. Degus originally come from a place called chilli, which is a country in South America, if you don’t know. Our dietary requirements are similar to those of our guinea pig relatives, though many of our general care needs are more like those of chinchillas. Although, we can handle warmer temperatures than chinchillas can.

So, anyway, as I said, my name is Buddy, and I’m a brown degu. I also happen to live all alone in a big cage, which isn’t how it usually is for degus. We’re social creatures, and prefer to have at least one companion. In fact, we can often suffer with depression if we live all alone. I always had company before. In fact, there were four of us in this cage... Until recently.
~Above taken from "How To Trust Your Human" by Victoria Zigler.

Enjoy what you just read? Want to read the rest of Buddy's story? Then grab your own copy of the book. It's available in multiple eBook formats, paperback, and now also in audio - read by James Watkins.

The following links will take you to where you can buy the book in one - or sometimes more - of the above mentioned formats:

Audible, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, iBooks, iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or The Book Depository.

The book also has a page on Goodreads.

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